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Columnist reports man's abuse to his employer

Clementine Ford: Why should they get away with it? Why should there be no consequences at all for them?

"He is responsible for his actions. He is responsible for the things he writes and the attitudes he holds."

Grandpa wows internet with mad piano skills video

An elderly man's mad piano skills during a spontaneous performance of Jingle Bell Rock has wowed the internet.

A video of a grandpa giving an impromptu piano performance of Jingle Bell Rock has delighted the internet.

Top 5 swimwear trends

Tash Oakley in a 'Kiini'. The tiny bikini is not for the faint-hearted.

Great togs are hard to find. Here are some of the latest swimsuit trends for inspiration.

11-year-old helps to deliver baby sister

With the help of ambulance staff who gave detailed instructions, an 11-year-old schoolgirl calmly delivered her baby sister.

Schoolgirl delivers newest member of her family after mum suddenly goes into labour - and is back in class hours later.

How can I get on Grand Designs?

The sky's the limit when you have a dream of a Grand Design of your own.

Here's our unofficial guide to help you star in your own show.

Grand Auckland dame for sale

Built in 1844, the category 2 heritage house was built purely out of Rangitoto stone.

One of Auckland's oldest homes, crafted out of Rangitoto stone in the 1800s, has been listed for sale.

Christmas about the day, not the word

Christmas doesn't need to be watered down for other cultures, says  Multicultural New Zealand executive director Tayo Agunlejika.

For migrants to New Zealand, Christmas can be an important way of understanding Kiwi culture.

How to choose the right name

Think a normal name with "innovative" spelling will give your child that extra edge in life? Think again.

You can start by saying no to names like Quinoa or Whendhi and give the poor kid a chance.

Elf Box business brings festive smiles

Pokeno cousins, Shae Ralph and Nicole Stone, have launched The Elf Box.

Two Pokeno women are bringing some extra cheer to children this Christmas with the launch of their business, The Elf Box.

Capital prices well clear of peak

Strong increases in recent months mean house values in parts of Wellington, such as Lyall Bay, are now 10 per cent above the last market peak of 2007.

Home values in several suburbs in the capital are now 10 per cent above the 2007 peak.

Should you share your wish list? video

Do you treat your friends and family like Santa?

It may help you get the gifts you want this Christmas but does it go against the spirit of the season?

An outlet for mental illness sufferers

Amidst the mountain of detritus on the internet, there are insightful gems that help to create understanding.

One man's project on Reddit allowed many to open up and express what mental challenges they are facing.

Has your family ruined your diet?

Children need good role models when it comes to healthy eating but try not to criticise their food choices.

Your relationship with food may have had more to do with your family than you think.

Salma's girl donating her hair


Actress Salma Hayek's 8-year-old shows plenty of Christmas spirit by growing out her locks for a cancer charity.

Volunteers are the cat's meow gallery video

Ella's kittens are now safe with Cat rescue volunteers.

Ella was found in a sealed cardboard box on someone's farm, heavily pregnant with seven kittens.

The Kiwi behind global business Hammamas

Sacha Hardy, owner of global brand Hammamas, models the towels at her Waikato home.

Sacha Hardy runs an international business - all from rural Waikato.

Waikato's hidden lifestyle gems

A slice of paradise in Ngaruawahia.

A booming property market means lifestyle gems can be found anywhere in the Waikato now. 

TV presenter's builder guilty

Mirama Kamo's builder has admitted his role in her illegal building works.

The builder carried out works on Miriama Kamo's Waiheke home without consent.

Rooster attacks kids

The rooster and his girlfriend hen.

Swanky Auckland lifestyle block community terrorised by violent rooster who attacks children.

'Those dresses are real hoochie'

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shared a sweet family pic on Facebook, and the stupid comments instantly rolled in.

Trolls go after Gordon Ramsay after the celeb chef shares a pic of his teen daughters.

Man finds long-lost mum

Argentine Army General Jorge Videla (R), leader of the 1976 military coup, stands next to junta member Admiral Emilio Massera in Buenos Aires, in 1979.

DNA helped a 38-year-old Argentinian find the mother he was taken from in 1977.

Instruments highlight shed's diversity

From left Frederik Frank and Jim Arnold with their classic instruments crafted at the Taupo Community Men's Shed.

Taupo Community Men's Shed members share knowledge to craft classical string instruments

Beating the Christmas financial stress

If Christmas makes you feel stressed, it is time to reinvent the way you celebrate it.

OPINION: Christmas is great, except for the quarter of people suffer financial stress at Yuletide.

Bigger isn't always better at the gym

"We don't really have any meatheads. It's not that type of place," says Cheuk.

Australian personal trainer Stephen Cheuk, has been on a quest to find a style of training that is more that just image focused.

Ghost town for sale

The ghost town of Swett, South Dakota, is up for sale

An entire US ghost town, complete with its own watering hole, is on sale for $US250,000

The disease that crippled Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu's new kidney was inserted behind his rib cage to protect it from tough tackles.

Nephrotic syndrome can occur at any age and may be more common than you think.

Girl really wants a cat for Xmas

Will Santa come through with a cat this Christmas?

And she's included the word for "cat" in 16 different languages on her wish list to prove it.

Cambridge Christmas Festival sparkles again

Cambridge Christmas Festival Society president April Poppe, left, with secretary Karin Stedall and volunteer Thelma Hopkins.

The popular Cambridge Christmas Festival is back at the local town hall.

Dessert lovers, meet the 'piecaken'

Can't decide between pie or cake? Have both!

Layers of pie, stuffed in a cake and slathered in butter cream. What's not to like?

Kylie Jenner's lip kit sells out

Kylie Jenner's makeup look has been a real trend this year.

The long-awaited three shades sold out within minutes, and crashed the teen entrepreneur's website.

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